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Key voting dates:
• The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 12. (Visit ksvotes.org to learn more)
• Advance voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 13. You can request a ballot via ksvotes.org.
• The deadline to request an advance ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, Oct. 26.
• Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2.
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We gave Lawrence school board candidates a chance to update their answers to our earlier questionnaire as they proceed to the general election on Nov. 2.
We gave Lawrence City Commission candidates a chance to update their answers to our earlier questionnaire as they proceed to the general election on Nov. 2.
Last update: Oct. 26
The Lawrence Times has aggregated information about candidate forums, and you can find all our coverage of past forums, plus links to recordings, on this page.
In between questions about economic issues in Lawrence, such as childcare, local purchasing policy, and the Downtown Master Plan, City Commission candidates explained what role they thought the commission should have in the business community in Wednesday’s forum, hosted by The Chamber of Lawrence.
Candidates for Lawrence school board defined their perceived roles in public education advocacy, budgeting, COVID-19 safety protocols, hiring, wage increases and grading the superintendent during the teachers union forum on Saturday.
A quick guide to why Lawrence city elections matter, how to register to vote fast, how to vote from your couch on your own time, and more. Tuesday, Oct. 12 is the deadline to register.
Lawrence City Commission candidates shared their ideas to make Lawrence more “climate resilient” during Thursday’s Douglas County Democrat forum.
The moderator of the Douglas County Democrats’ school board forum Wednesday asked the candidates to name the greatest successes and struggles in the district’s adaptations to the pandemic, and what values would guide their decision-making about safety policies.
The Lawrence community can tune in this week to hear more from Lawrence City Commission and school board candidates through two upcoming virtual forums sponsored by the Douglas County Democrats.
Although candidates for Lawrence City Commission agreed that arts assets are a crucial part of the community’s culture, their attitudes toward what more stable funding for the arts would look like differed at the Arts, Culture & Creative Industries forum on Saturday.
A forum Saturday will ask the six candidates for Lawrence City Commission to answer questions about how they value local arts and cultural organizations and businesses.
Candidates for Lawrence school board answered questions about how students can access opportunities equitably across the school district during a forum hosted by the Lawrence branch of the NAACP Thursday.
City commission candidates hit some hot topics during the Lawrence Kansas Branch NAACP forum Wednesday night, including hiring of the next police chief and affordable housing solutions.
An audience member at the Downtown Lawrence forum asked the Lawrence City Commission candidates on Wednesday whether they would support a vacancy tax. None of the six candidates gave a firm answer, but they shared some views on the idea.
As we near the general election on Nov. 2, several local groups are planning candidate forums to help Lawrence voters make up their minds.